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The Role of Horses in Irish Culture & Society

The Role of Horses in Irish Culture & Society

  • Ireland | May 19-June 5, 2024
  • Credits: ASEC 29000 or ANSC 29500 – 3 credit​s

Colleen Brady

Ireland has one of the most vibrant international horse industries in the world. The breeding, sale, and competition of horses is a multi-billion Euro a year industry, in multiple aspects of the horse industry, including racing, sport horses, and pleasure horses. Ireland also has a long history of horse sports, with racing grounds such as the Curragh having evidence of racing before written records.
Due to the vibrancy of the horse industry, Ireland (and Northern Ireland) also have a variety of educational programs for the horse industry, both formal (multiple colleges, universities, and technical schools), and non-formal, such as Teagasc, and other community and industry run educational opportunities.



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